Black Tail Range, The

DESCRIPTION: "I am a roving cowboy Off from the western plains." Vignettes about cowboy life: One cowboy is rejected by a girl because he is poor. Another recalls leaving his family. Others tell of the dangers of mining and suggests hunting instead
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1931 (Larkin)
KEYWORDS: cowboy work hunting mining
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Larkin, pp. 141-143, "The Black Tail Range" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #5762
NOTES: Larkin's informant Bob Norfleet claims that he and a group of cowboys made this up in 1893, with each cowboy contributing a verse on pain of having to do the day's cooking. Given the miscellaneous nature of the verses, this seems possible -- but it was a surprisingly poetic bunch of cowboys. - RBW
File: Lark141

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